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I-751 April 2018 Filers

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Just mailed our I-751 package to CSC this morning! Used a USPS Priority Flat Rate box and it should reach Laguna Niguel by Wednesday.

 

Was eligible to submit my petition since February 12th and finally got around to it. Looking forward to hearing from other April filers!


ROC Timeline
04/02/18 ~ I-751 mailed

04/04/18 ~ I-751 delivered 

04/16/18 ~ Cheque cashed

04/17/18 ~ NOA1 received

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Just submitted mine for the 3rd time! :wacko:  First time (sent March 7th, delivered 9th) I had downloaded the form beginning of December and then didn't even think to check again before filing in March and the form expired in mid December!  Sent the whole package back all pulled apart.   Resent it on March 19th (same day I got it back from USCIS) and was delivered on 21st, I received it back today 4/2 saying I need to include a copy of I-551 which is my green card and was ALREADY INCLUDED IN THE PACKAGE!  It was still in there when they returned it to me so they must be buying time or something?!  Resent today...third time lucky hopefully!  My green card expired on March 21st and I'm due to leave the country on vacation in 2 weeks....if anyone has any ideas how to speed this up..........????  Or whether it would be too risky to leave the country if I haven't received my NOA yet?   I can have my family post it to me once it comes for returning to USA....comments?  

Is there a spreadsheet started for April filers?

 

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Wow that's frustrating. I included a copy of my conditional green card right after my I-751 form, I hope they don't overlook it.

 

Can't provide any advice on your vacation plans, but maybe others can chime in.

 

There's no spreadsheet for April filers, not sure what the best way is to create one. If anyone wants to, please feel free.

 

5 minutes ago, lance&carrie said:

Just submitted mine for the 3rd time! :wacko:  First time (sent March 7th, delivered 9th) I had downloaded the form beginning of December and then didn't even think to check again before filing in March and the form expired in mid December!  Sent the whole package back all pulled apart.   Resent it on March 19th (same day I got it back from USCIS) and was delivered on 21st, I received it back today 4/2 saying I need to include a copy of I-551 which is my green card and was ALREADY INCLUDED IN THE PACKAGE!  It was still in there when they returned it to me so they must be buying time or something?!  Resent today...third time lucky hopefully!  My green card expired on March 21st and I'm due to leave the country on vacation in 2 weeks....if anyone has any ideas how to speed this up..........????  Or whether it would be too risky to leave the country if I haven't received my NOA yet?   I can have my family post it to me once it comes for returning to USA....comments?  

Is there a spreadsheet started for April filers?

 


ROC Timeline
04/02/18 ~ I-751 mailed

04/04/18 ~ I-751 delivered 

04/16/18 ~ Cheque cashed

04/17/18 ~ NOA1 received

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6 minutes ago, lance&carrie said:

Just submitted mine for the 3rd time! :wacko:  First time (sent March 7th, delivered 9th) I had downloaded the form beginning of December and then didn't even think to check again before filing in March and the form expired in mid December!  Sent the whole package back all pulled apart.   Resent it on March 19th (same day I got it back from USCIS) and was delivered on 21st, I received it back today 4/2 saying I need to include a copy of I-551 which is my green card and was ALREADY INCLUDED IN THE PACKAGE!  It was still in there when they returned it to me so they must be buying time or something?!  Resent today...third time lucky hopefully!  My green card expired on March 21st and I'm due to leave the country on vacation in 2 weeks....if anyone has any ideas how to speed this up..........????  Or whether it would be too risky to leave the country if I haven't received my NOA yet?   I can have my family post it to me once it comes for returning to USA....comments?  

Is there a spreadsheet started for April filers?

 

without NOA1 you should not leave.

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Ok thanks for the advice on vacationing...I feel too nervous to anyway I think after 2 returns!   Yes I also put my copy of green card right after the form and also included a table of contents but......someone was feeling lazy that day!

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You and me both! I've been reading up on N400 and what's required so I won't be as frazzled next year around this time.

 

1 hour ago, ArchieD said:

My eligibility filling date is 4/14. After reading a lot of threads, I feel like ready to apply for N400 as well LOL. 

1 minute ago, lance&carrie said:

Ok thanks for the advice on vacationing...I feel too nervous to anyway I think after 2 returns!   Yes I also put my copy of green card right after the form and also included a table of contents but......someone was feeling lazy that day!

That's really frustrating. I'm sorry to hear that, hoping for better luck for everyone all around.


ROC Timeline
04/02/18 ~ I-751 mailed

04/04/18 ~ I-751 delivered 

04/16/18 ~ Cheque cashed

04/17/18 ~ NOA1 received

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46 minutes ago, heatheve said:

You and me both! I've been reading up on N400 and what's required so I won't be as frazzled next year around this time.

 

CSC's just approved October 2016 cases. It is 18 months to be exact. 

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I submitted my package on March 31, according to tracking it's been delivered yesterday. Now it's time to wait...


11/24/2015 - Mailed I-130, I-485, and I-765
11/26/2015 - Delivered

11/27/2015 - AOS Package accepted and routed to National Benefits Center
12/03/2015 - eNotices received

12/04/2015 - checks cashed

12/07/2015 - got NOAs in the mail

12/18/2015 - got biometrics appointment in the mail

12/29/2015 - biometrics done

02/09/2016 - EAD approved

02/17/2016 - got EAD in the mail

05/31/2016 - got a text and an email notification that the interview was scheduled for June 30.

06/30/2016 - interview; green card approved; case status moved to "new card is being produced"

07/07/2016 - got the green card in the mail

 

03/31/2018 - mailed I-751 to California Service Center

04/02/2018 - package delivered

04/09/2018 - check cashed and got NOA in the mail

05/11/2018 - got a letter saying that USCIS is going to use my old biometrics

08/16/2018 - got 18 month extension letter

03/04/2019 - case transferred to Nebraska Service Center

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Hi guys! We will be eligible to submit our ROC this Friday. I've been reading and it looks like it's taking anywhere from 17-19 months for processing! :(  On the plus side, at least this wait is WITH our spouse and not with them overseas.

I'm putting together my cover letter and index of items today and tomorrow will assemble everything for mailing. Also, my husband and I have been living with my parents to save money for a house, so we don't have lease, utility or mortgage paperwork to show. Should I state that in my cover letter too?

Here's what we have so far (2-hole punched at the top and will assemble together with ACCO fastners):

I-751 petition

check for I-751 + biometric fee

copy of hubby's GC (front and back)

copy of both of our Driver License showing same address

copy of bank statement showing joint account with both names

copy of credit cards showing same account

copy of letter from credit card company stating we are on the same account

copy of credit card statements (only 2 months worth)

copy of tax returns (2015, 2016 & 2017) (should i have gotten the tax transcripts or is the tax returns that we filed enough?)

copy of my benefits enrollments from 2015-2018 showing hubby on my health insurance plan - also shows hubby as my beneficiary to employer provided Basic life insurance plan

copy of letter from life insurance company showing hubby listed as beneficiary

copy of our Legal Shield cards showing both of us having same account for pre-paid legal service

copy of letters and cards from friends and family addressed to both of us showing same address

copy of TMobile statement showing we are both on the family plan

Affidavits (notarized) from 3 friends and my brother stating genuine marriage (I know affidavits don't hold much weight but it's listed on the instructions form so figured better to have it and they not care versus not have it and they ask later causing a delay)

Photos from 2015 - 2018 showing time vacation/travel, with my family, with his family, with friends (approximately 30...again, i know it's a lot but rather have more than not enough)

copy of flight itineraries

copy of hotel reservations

copy of wedding invitations addressed to both of us at same address

copy of WhatsApp chat log from when hubby was in India visiting sick mother for a month

copy of call log while hubby was in india

 

Think that's enough? I want to get through this without any issues/RFE/Interview. Good luck everyone!


ROC process:

Mailed I-751 petition package: 4/6/2018

USPS delivered I-751: 4/9/2018

Check cashed: 5/24/2018

NOA received: 5/26/2018

Biometric letter received: 3/1/2019; Biometric Appt: 3/11/2019

Case Transfer letter received: 3/11/2019

 

------------------------------

Married life begins! June 25, 2015 (L)

I-130 Petition Process:

FedEx overnight I-130: July 15, 2015

NOA1 hardcopy received: July 24, 2015 (PD July 16, 2015);  NOA2 hard copy received: January 16, 2016

Petition sent to NVC text & email: January 25, 2016

NVC Process:

NVC Received Petition: February 1, 2016 :dance:

Case Complete: April 27, 2016 :dance:(286 days from NOA1)

Received Interview Date: May 9, 2016 :dancing:  Received Interview/Appointment Letter via email: May 10, 2016

Embassy Process:

Medical Exam: May 24, 2016;  Fingerprinting: June 16, 2016

Interview: June 17, 2016 (337 days from NOA1) - APPROVED!!!!! :dancing: :dance: :yes: :lol: B-)

Notification of Passport/Visa ready for pick up: June 21, 2016;  Visa in hand: June 22, 2016

POE (DFW): July 4, 2016; SS Card received: July 14, 2016; Green Card received: September 8, 2016

Applied for corrected GC: October 7, 2016; Corrected GC approved: December 16, 2017;  Corrected GC Received: December 22, 2017

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@LinJoe I had affidavits written and signed by my in-laws who we live with (to explain our lack of rental agreement, utility bills, etc.)

 

For credit card statements, I provided everything from the month we got married up until the closure of the card (in November 2017). For T-Mobile I included every statement showing our family plan.

 

I suggest writing a letter to explain any gaps the officer may find in your documentation. My husband returned to school, so we wrote and signed a letter explaining that he left his job to pursue a different career and isn't working at the moment.


ROC Timeline
04/02/18 ~ I-751 mailed

04/04/18 ~ I-751 delivered 

04/16/18 ~ Cheque cashed

04/17/18 ~ NOA1 received

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1 hour ago, LinJoe said:

copy of tax returns (2015, 2016 & 2017) (should i have gotten the tax transcripts or is the tax returns that we filed enough?)

I would suggest to go with tax transcripts. If you send the copy of tax return, you should have including W2 or 1099. Some folks even got RFE when sending tax transcripts though. 

 

Good luck!

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59 minutes ago, heatheve said:

@LinJoe I had affidavits written and signed by my in-laws who we live with (to explain our lack of rental agreement, utility bills, etc.)

 

For credit card statements, I provided everything from the month we got married up until the closure of the card (in November 2017). For T-Mobile I included every statement showing our family plan.

 

I suggest writing a letter to explain any gaps the officer may find in your documentation. My husband returned to school, so we wrote and signed a letter explaining that he left his job to pursue a different career and isn't working at the moment.

Thank you. I will include a letter from my parents as well. 

 

 

42 minutes ago, ArchieD said:

I would suggest to go with tax transcripts. If you send the copy of tax return, you should have including W2 or 1099. Some folks even got RFE when sending tax transcripts though. 

 

Good luck!

Getting tax transcript will take 5-10 days, right? I should've thought to do that weeks ago. 

I will include the W2 with the tax returns. I also submitted the tax returns online so i have the cover page from Turbo Tax that shows when it was submitted and the email from the IRS saying it was accepted. I can also include the screen shot from my bank account that shows my refund amount. do you think that might work? i'd hate to get an RFE because i didn't send the transcript though even with that proof. dilemma. 


ROC process:

Mailed I-751 petition package: 4/6/2018

USPS delivered I-751: 4/9/2018

Check cashed: 5/24/2018

NOA received: 5/26/2018

Biometric letter received: 3/1/2019; Biometric Appt: 3/11/2019

Case Transfer letter received: 3/11/2019

 

------------------------------

Married life begins! June 25, 2015 (L)

I-130 Petition Process:

FedEx overnight I-130: July 15, 2015

NOA1 hardcopy received: July 24, 2015 (PD July 16, 2015);  NOA2 hard copy received: January 16, 2016

Petition sent to NVC text & email: January 25, 2016

NVC Process:

NVC Received Petition: February 1, 2016 :dance:

Case Complete: April 27, 2016 :dance:(286 days from NOA1)

Received Interview Date: May 9, 2016 :dancing:  Received Interview/Appointment Letter via email: May 10, 2016

Embassy Process:

Medical Exam: May 24, 2016;  Fingerprinting: June 16, 2016

Interview: June 17, 2016 (337 days from NOA1) - APPROVED!!!!! :dancing: :dance: :yes: :lol: B-)

Notification of Passport/Visa ready for pick up: June 21, 2016;  Visa in hand: June 22, 2016

POE (DFW): July 4, 2016; SS Card received: July 14, 2016; Green Card received: September 8, 2016

Applied for corrected GC: October 7, 2016; Corrected GC approved: December 16, 2017;  Corrected GC Received: December 22, 2017

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